He said: "I'm convinced Scott will get at least 30 goals again in the new season if he plays every game. The lad is a finisher, simple as that.

"He'll be the next player to break the 100-goal barrier for Celtic if he meets the manager's criteria. If he keeps himself right, physically and mentally, Scott could well go on to surpass Henrik's record.

"I hit 109 goals for the club and my old granny could have scored about 60 of them.

"I got more than my share of tap-ins just because of the number of chances Celtic create."

McDonald bagged a total of 31 goals last season after being bought for £750,000 from Motherwell.